Free Nov 4 North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department Motorcycle Collision Avoidance Training Seminar
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Thursday, September 28, 2017

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department offers a free November 4, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Motorcycle Collision Avoidance Training Seminar for motorcycle riders who have basic riding knowledge and who can operate their motorcycles on the roadway with little to no trouble.

The course, limited to 20 participants, will introduce motorcycle riders to the five basic riding techniques, riding in confined areas, proper braking techniques, evasive maneuvers, and other collision avoidance related exercises. 

The day will begin with a short classroom session at the J. Bryan Floyd Community Center (1030 Possum Trot Road) and will then move to the North Myrtle Beach Drag Strip (2003 Star Bluff Road, Longs, SC) to apply safe riding techniques.

Motorcycle Instructors Sgt. Ray Pollock and L.Cpl. Chris Shick are both Institute of Police Management & Training (IPTM) Police Motorcycle Instructors, and both have spent over nine years working as Police Motor Officers. The goal of this course is to improve each riders ability to avoid injuries and motorcycle collisions.

Lunch will be provided free of charge to all seminar participants and water will be available throughout the day.

Required Equipment
- Functioning, licensed, registered and insured street-legal motorcycle
- Over the ankle boots
            - Comfortable riding pants and shirts 
            - D.O.T. approved helmet
            - State Beginners Permit or Motorcycle Endorsement
            - A good attitude. 
            - We strongly recommend riding gloves and protective eyewear.
            - Riders will be required to sign a release of liability form.

NO charge for the course and there is no prerequisite course required.

Maximum of 20 students, so sign up early.
Registration Contact
Sgt. Ray Pollock
Course Location & Time        
J. Bryan Floyd Community Center
November 4, 2017 @ 8 AM to 5 PM

Medicine Drop-off Booth Available at September 30 Irish Italian International Festival in North Myrtle Beach
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Thursday, September 28, 2017

The North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department will staff a Medicine Drop-Off Booth at theSeptember 30 Irish Italian International Festival on Main Street.

Bring unused, expired and unwanted prescription and over the counter medicines to the North Myrtle Beach Police booth, which will be located at the Main Street entrance to the festival from10am-4pm. (Liquids and syringes will not be accepted.) 

Unused medicines in homes create a public health and safety concern because they can be accidentally ingested, stolen, misused, or abused.

North Myrtle Beach Emergency Beach Renourishment Project Update
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Thursday, September 28, 2017


Weather and mechanical factors permitting, a $10.6 Million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Emergency Beach Renourishment Project is scheduled to begin the week ofOctober 2 in North Myrtle Beach.

About 400,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from offshore and piped on to the beach to renourish those sections of beach that do not have adequate protection.

The contractor, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, will work 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction, usually completing up to 500 feet per day, barring mechanical or weather/sea condition delays.

Pipelines will come on to the beach at about 28th Avenue North, far north Cherry Grove, and Atlantic Beach. The project will start at about 28th Avenue North and initially move north. Two dredges will be used offshore.

The beach access at 18th Avenue North will be used for equipment storage.

Designed and paid for by the USACE, the sole purpose of the project is to protect structures from storm surge and/or high tide. The USACE designed the emergency project according to its guidelines and regulations.

Once the USACE's emergency beach renourishment project has concluded toward the end of October or early November, the city will contract to have about 50,000 cubic yards of sand delivered to the beach to help reestablish dunes in sections where they were eliminated or severely eroded during Hurricane Matthew. The city will pay for this project, estimated at about $1 million.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has established a mapping website that you may use to keep up with the daily status of its renourishment project. To access the mapping site, please follow this link:

If the above link does not work for you, enter this link into your browser:

The accompanying photo is of the Surfside Beach renourishment project and was included in an article on

Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is Saturday, October 7, in North Myrtle Beach
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Thursday, September 28, 2017

DATE: Saturday, October 7
TIME: 9am 12pm
CHECK-IN: Starts 8:30 am
CHECK-IN LOCATION: 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
LUNCH: Starts at 11am at the 53rd Avenue North Boat Ramp in Cherry Grove
TO VOLUNTEER: Contact Gregg Barnhill at 843-280-5673 or

The Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful Commission will sponsor BEACH SWEEP / CREEK SWEEP on October 7. Volunteers will clean the ocean front areas of North Myrtle Beach and some areas of the marsh in Cherry Grove.

Following is a list of the major cleanup areas for Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep in North Myrtle Beach and some of the volunteer groups that will be cleaning the beach and marsh areas. Please feel free to join in!

With Parking and Restrooms

45th AVENUE SOUTH -- The Christian Retreat in Windy Hill will provide 70-80 volunteers to clean the Windy Hill Section

27th AVENUE SOUTH -- Need Volunteers

17th AVENUE SOUTH -- Grand Strand Professionals will provide 30-50 volunteers to clean this area

THE HORSESHOE -- The OD Shag Club will provide 25-30 volunteers to clean the beach and the Main Street area


BURGESS PRESERVE AREA -- North Myrtle Beach High School will clean up marsh areas near the Preserve

CHERRY GROVE BOAT RAMP -- North Myrtle Beach High School (walk to beach from boat ramp for beach cleanup)

The North Myrtle Beach Beach Sweep / Creek Sweep is a part of the statewide Beach Sweep / River Sweep, South Carolinas largest one-day volunteer cleanup initiative. On the third Saturday in September each year, thousands volunteer to help clear South Carolina's beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes, and swamps of debris. The annual cleanup, organized by the South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, has taken place since 1988. The event occurs in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy. Once the Sweep is over, the Ocean Conservancy tallies all of the debris data. This data helps to identify the sources of litter so we can try to prevent litter before it starts. 

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful is volunteer committee dedicated to educating and empowering the North Myrtle Beach community to personally improve the environment and enhance the quality of life and community pride through beautification, litter prevention and recycling.

Volunteer Groups and Sponsors:

Keep North Myrtle Beach Beautiful, Sea Grant Consortium, Palmetto Pride, Driftwood Garden Club, Optimist Club, Yaupon Garden Club, North Myrtle Beach Pilot Club, Sea Oates Garden Club, North Strand Sail & Power Squadron, Sea Coast Anglers, North Myrtle Beach Public Safety, North Myrtle Beach Public Works, North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation, Clemson Extension Service, American Legion Post 186, OD Shag Club, North Myrtle Beach High School, North Myrtle Beach Middle School, North Myrtle Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, all North Myrtle Beach Elementary Schools, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, and many individual volunteers from the area.

11th Annual Basil's Pizza Family Run/Walk Set for September 29 at North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Monday, September 25, 2017

The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center invites you to participate in the 11th Annual Basils Pizza One-Mile Family Fun Run/Walk on September 29 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. Whether you enjoy a jog or a light stroll, this popular annual event is designed to promote a healthy, active, fun lifestyle.

The Horry County School with the most participation will receive a monetary donation.

The $8.00 registration fee includes snacks, a medal, and a drawstring bag. (Additional dinner tickets are NOT available this year.) There is also a free inflatable zone.

Onsite registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the one-mile run/walk begins at 6:00 p.m. If it rains, the event will be held inside the Aquatic & Fitness Center.

To view the registration form, visit here:
If the link does not work for you, visit and look under "Press Releases"

The event is sponsored by Basils Pizza, North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center, Basils Realty McLeod Seacoast, Sandhills Bank, RIOZ Brazilian Steakhouse, ReMax Southern Shores-Roz Murray, Thomas Real Estate, Inc., Greg Normans Australian Grille, and State Farm-Callie Wise 843-272-9990.

For more information, call Heather Smith at 843-281-3737.

Milling of Barefoot Resort Bridge Road Starts September 25, And Paving Occurs Week of October 1
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The Citys paving contractor will begin milling Barefoot Resort Bridge Road on September 25 as a part of the resurfacing of the road between the turn bridge and Catalina Drive.The work will take about four days.

Paving will occur the week of October 1. The work will take about four days.

Final striping of the road will be completed at a later date. The asphalt must cure before striping can occur.

Motorists using Barefoot Resort Bridge Road should expect delays while the work is occurring.

If inclement weather occurs during this time frame, the schedule may be adjusted.

North Myrtle Beach City Council to Participate in September 20-22 Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Retreat"
Posted by Century 21 Thomas Blogger | Wednesday, September 20, 2017

The North Myrtle Beach City Council will participate in a September 20-22 North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce "Leadership Planning Retreat" at The Wilcox in Aiken, SC.

To view or download the retreat agenda, please visit here: or see "Agendas" or "Press Releases" at

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